Johannesburg - The Nigerian Premier League clash between Kano Pillars and
Heartland was called off before half-time after a fan was shot by police
following crowd trouble at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
According to the Football411 website, a fiery encounter between NPL leaders Kano and seventh-placed
Heartland on Wednesday boiled over after 30 minutes when a certain
section of supporters became embroiled in a clash with security
officers, resulting in a home fan being shot.
The referee immediately brought a halt to proceedings, but did
look to restart things after Pillars returned to the field of play some
time later, although the visitors refused to continue, citing security
The match was subsequently abandoned.
The condition of the gunshot victim is unknown, although the
League Management Company, the institution that oversees the country's
top-flight, is expected to make an official statement within the next